Features and performance
As denoted in its “IP” designation, the CDX-GT620IP has an as-standard full-speed iPod connector, which transfers all controls of a connected iPod to the stereo faceplate. Unlike the entry-level CDX-GT420IP, the stereo has a one-touch interface for accessing iPod libraries. To browse tracks on the iPod, drivers press the Browse button denoted by a magnifying glass. The backlighting on the rotary dial flashes a neon blue (it can also be changed to red if that fits your car’s interior better), indicating that it is the controller that is used to scroll through the iPod-related categories (Artist, Album, Genre, Playlist) that show up on the bluish-white dot-matrix display. The rotary dial has a solid, tactile feel and is calibrated to let drivers search through long lists of alphabetized entries reasonably quickly. Although with very long lists of tracks, you may find yourself turning the dial for quite some time before reaching Ziggy Stardust. Having reached the chosen category, drivers push the dial in, which brings up all the listings in that category.
In sumWith an price of about $160, the CDX-GT620IP delivers decent sound quality and iPod compatibility for a competitive price. We like its stylishly simple faceplate design and its intuitive audio-search interface, while its DSO function gives even stock speakers a boost.